Living in South Georgia, the air conditioner gets turned on in April and doesn’t get turned off until October. It also runs all day long and while we do keep it high during the day time (75 degrees), we turn it down to 71 at night, for sleeping. (I’d rather sweat in the day time than try to sleep when I am hot.)
Our first full month electric bill last summer almost killed me. It was, if I remember correctly, over $350. I understand this is not unusual down hear and have heard stories of $500 electric bills. (What!?!) Â However, I am not one to sit back and pay that kind of money each month, without working to make my house more energy efficient. Last summer we had new windows put in and this past spring we added more insulation.
Let me tell you they both made a big difference. Our electric bill this month was $226. That makes me so happy.